Matt Jacobson, one of Facebook’s first employees and now its head of market research, on the roof of his home in Manhattan Beach, California. Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times

In 2005, Matt Jacobson was 44 and looking for a new job after leaving Quiksilver, the surf brand. A friend suggested that he meet with an unknown star(...)

Amy Pascal: departure as co-chairwoman of Sony Pictures Entertainment  comes in fallout from last year’s cyber attack. Photograph: Jamie Rector/The New York Times

Hollywood executive Amy Pascal is resigning as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment for a new role at the studio in the wake of an embarrassi(...)

Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Photograph: Getty

Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and start a production company at the studio that was hit by a major cyber at(...)

Snapchat’s quiet disclosure of its fundraising  while much of the world was celebrating the new year is typical of a company that has tried to remain as secretive as the self-destructing messages  sent between its tens of millions of users

Snapchat has closed a $486 million (€401.7m) round of funding, the secretive photo-messaging start-up quietly disclosed in a regulatory filing on New (...)

Sony Entertainment’s  Michael Lynton: insisted  it had “not caved” to hackers who crippled the company. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Sony Pictures still wants and intends to release its controversial film The Interview, possibly via YouTube. As US president Barack Obama again expre(...)

President Barack Obama said the Sony hacking was an “act of cyber vandalism that was very costly, very expensive. We take it very seriously. We will respond proportionately”. Photograph: New York Times

US president Barack Obama does not consider the cyber attack on Sony to be an act of war, he said in an interview, remarks apparently aimed at limitin(...)

 An undated picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) from  July 2014 showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) surrounded by  soldiers as he tours a front-line military detachment in the East Sea, North Korea.

North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the US into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment and warned of “serious” conseq(...)

Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Pictures, has said “the president, the press and the public are mistaken as to what actually happened”. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

The head of Sony Pictures has insisted the studio has “not caved” over the decision to cancel the release of a movie about a plot to assassinate North(...)